|code: 262688||Date: 2011/08/30||source: TNA|
Muslims begin Eid al-Fitr festivial
(Ahlul Bayt News Agency) - As the 30 day holy month of Ramadan near its end, countries begin to announce the arrival of the new lunar month of Shawwal one after the other.
In Saudi Arabia Tuesday August 30 is named as the first day of Shawwal, similar to the announcement by Fiqh council in North America and Europe.
It is worth to mention that China Islamic Council announced that Wednesday Aug 31 will be the first day of Shawwal.
Most Muslim countries which started Ramadan on August 1 will have their 29th day of Ramadan, on August 29 and on that day the moon sighting is impossible from all regions of the Islamic world due to moonset before or with sunset, such as North and Central Asia including the UAE, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait, northern and central Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Levant and North Africa.
Muslims celebrate this holiday after completing a whole month of fasting and Qur’an reading.
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